Myrtle's Death In The Great Gatsby

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“If we lose love and self-respect for each other, this is how we finally die.”- Maya Angelou. This quote shows that if love or respect is lost, then this can cause an actual death of a loved one or an important person. This is the main reason what caused Gatsby's death in the novel The Great Gatsby. In the 1920’s many people lived wild and freely which cause many people to take risks and many people to have an affair. Daisy and Gatsby came back from a dispute which they were having with Tom. Daisy later drove down the valley of ashes and saw Myrtle in the distance. Daisy proceeds and suddenly struck Myrtle and killed her at the scene. Later the death of Gatsby happened because George Wilson thought that Gatsby killed Myrtle. Some people are the reason for Gatsby’s death like Tom for having an affair with Myrtle, Daisy for killing Myrtle, and finally Gatsby himself for causing all the problems.
To begin, although there are plenty suspects that could possibly cause the death of Gatsby, Tom seems to be the most prominent. Fitzgerald first shows that Tom seems to be having an affair with Myrtle in chapter 2 “‘I want to see you,’ said Tom intently. ‘Get …show more content…

Fitzgerald displays that Gatsby really wants to be back in Daisy’s life in Chapter 7 “‘She never loved you, do you hear?’ he cried. ‘She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me. It was a terrible mistake, but in her heart she never loved anyone except me!’” (Fitzgerald 139). Gatsby is crying out loud that Daisy never loved Tom, she was only in love with Gatsby. Gatsby suddenly starts a feud between Daisy, Tom, and himself about who she loves more which later causes Daisy to be very agitated about the affair. If Gatsby has never started this argument, it would have never got into Daisy's head about Myrtle shatter her marriage to

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